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how is petrol diffrent from petrolium

Asked by mahin176 9th December 2014, 2:03 PM
Answered by Expert
  Petroleum is a dark coloured, thick crude oil found deep below the ground in certain areas.
  Petroleum is a mixture of various constituents such as petroleum gas, petrol, diesel, lubricating oil, paraffin wax, etc.
  The process of separating the various constituents /fractions of petroleum is known as refining.
  Petrol is one of the constituents of petroleum.
  Given below are constituents of petroleum with their uses:

Constituents of Petroleum


 Liquid Petroleum Gas

Fuel for home & industry


Motor and aviation fuel, solvent for dry cleaning


Fuel for stoves, lamps and for jet aircrafts


Fuel for heavy motor vehicles, electric generators

Lubricating oil


Paraffin wax

Ointments, candles, vaseline etc.


Paints, road surfacing


Answered by Expert 10th December 2014, 6:09 PM
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